|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
Register Log In
When it comes to having blood drawn, there is no advantage to having a fine needle used.[snip]Let the lab lady decide.
The advantage of a small needle is immediately apparent to belonephobes like myself. With a sufficiently small needle and a sufficiently skilled phlebotomist, the process of drawing blood can be almost painless. I have always been inexplicably terrified of any sort of hypodermic needle, but the last time I had blood drawn I literally felt nothing as the very skilled "lab lady" pierced the skin and got a vein on the first try, while the nurse at my doctor's office tried three times in each arm before giving up and sending me to the hospital to have it done there.
 Those with a fear of needles
 Someone who draws/analyzes blood -- phlebotomist is a great word, but I do like "lab lady." It's much friendlier, unless of course your phlebotomist is a "lab gent."
Moderated by Jackie
Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,904Posts227,976Members9,147 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members accCngrssMRA, rexdee, gypsydancer, Astrostu, Chaske
9,147 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 0 members (), 126 guests, and 3 robots. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days) A C Bowden 18
Top Posters wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,542LukeJavan8 9,797wofahulicodoc 9,647Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Forum Help · Wordsmith.org